WHAT IS HOSPICE?
Hospice care is a specialized care designed to provide support to patients and their loved ones during the final phase of a terminal illness. Hospice care focuses on comfort and quality of life, rather than a cure. The purpose of hospice care is neither to end nor prolong life, but rather to relieve the pain and discomfort of symptoms and give support to patients and their families during "life’s most important journey."
Hospice is a philosophy of care designed specifically to meet the needs of individuals who are in the final stages of their lives due to a terminal illness. In some cases, this type of care is also referred to as palliative or comfort care.
Homestead Hospice care provides physical, emotional and spiritual support not only to the patient, but also to the patient’s family and loved ones. These services help patients manage their terminal illness at home or in a home-like environment when they elect to no longer seek aggressive treatment or medical care.
We focus on comfort, symptom management and quality of life and address a wide range of problems from pain to depression. Hospice is as much a philosophy as it is a discipline, blending the science of pain management with a holistic approach to emotional and spiritual matters that reach far beyond the traditional concepts of medicine.
Hospice caregivers believe the last months of life can be a time of continued growth, both personally and spiritually, with dignity and respect. Let us help you learn, teach, console, enjoy, plan and cherish each other during this time of your life.
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What is Hospice?
Homestead Hospice does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability or age in admission,
treatment or participation in programs, services and activities or in employment.